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Manchester United roster set to start against Watford

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An injured Manchester United are looking to get back to winning ways against Watford in the FA Cup third round this weekend.

The Red Devils were beaten 2-0 midweek by local rivals Manchester City in the Carabao Cup semi-finals, their first loss in seven games in all competitions. They will look to return to victory against a Watford side who have only taken one win in their last four games.

With the matches ahead for the Premier League outfit, Solskjaer will be looking to make changes here to refresh the squad and give some players a well-deserved rest.

Eric Bailly
Eric Bailly is in great shape in recent weeks | Pool / Getty Images

Dean Henderson (GK) – The academy graduate will likely be the only man to hold onto his spot following the midweek loss.

Timothy Fosu-Mensah (RB) – With Brandon Williams potentially ready to go on loan this month, Fosu-Mensah could step in at the back for his first start since the season opener.

Eric Bailly (CB) – The Ivorian has been in excellent form the past few weeks but with Victor Lindelof back in form he will be featured here to ensure the top pair are rested.

Axel Tuanzebe (CB) – The 23-year-old struggled with fitness at Old Trafford, but impressed when he played and could do with the minutes here.

Alex Telles (LB) – The Brazilian hasn’t played since his half-time in the Wolves win, so he should start here against Luke Shaw.

Peter Kioso, Jesse Lingard
Lingard is expected to start for the first time in three months | Catherine Ivill / Getty Images

Nemanja Matic (CM) – The Serbian found himself behind Scott McTominay and Fred in the pecking order of defensive midfielder, so he’s likely to start here.

Donny Van de Beek (CM) – Ajax’s summer signing has lasted just two minutes in the last four games combined and will be eaten away for 90 minutes.

Jesse Lingard (AM) – The academy man Man Utd has barely played this season, with just two appearances and none since the Carabao Cup fourth round against Brighton in September. He should start so Bruno Fernandes can rest if nothing else.

Mason Greenwood, Juan Mata
United forwards all need a rest | Pool / Getty Images

Juan Mata (RW) – The Spaniard has been used in a rotational role this season and will likely start with Solskjaer resting his regular starters.

Mason Greenwood (ST) – With Edinson Cavani still suspended and Anthony Martial likely to be rested, Greenwood will get the nod in his natural position ahead of Odion Ighalo.

Daniel James (LW) – The former Swansea man has previously said his privileged position is on the left wing so he should start in that role.

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